Jackie- A very good question! We’ve heard cases of inhalant abusers ranging from 4th graders to well into adulthood. According to The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, more than 1 in 5 children in the U.S. will abuse inhalants by the 8th grade
Not sure how old your children are, but the sooner you talk to them about this issue, the better! Children think they know everything, and with new media being popular (blogs, YouTube, MySpace, etc.) viral messages are being spread rapidly. The last thing you would want is for your child to learn about this issue from an uneducated source. Something also to keep in mind is that children who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use them. If you are unsure how to broach this issue with your child check out our “parents” section of this website for tips on how to talk with your child.